Chiang Mai: 10 Unexpectedly Wonderful Things To Do

I’m very fond of Chiang-Mai.  It’s often hailed as the cultural capital of Thailand and it’s where backpackers go to bathe elephants, hike waterfalls, do yoga, find themselves etc etc. but actually it’s wholly unpretentious and there’s so much more to it than that. There are almost two worlds for foreigners in Chiang Mai: the digital nomads/expat scene, and the backpacker scene. Here are my … Continue reading Chiang Mai: 10 Unexpectedly Wonderful Things To Do

Bulgaria: A Black Sea Coastal Holiday

We wanted a cheeky getaway and booked Bulgaria almost at random – I’d heard it was great, so why not! It’s a 4hr flight from London, but really rather cheap to get to. We paid about £75 for the very-last-minute return flights from Gatwick/Luton. Our trip spanned 7 days in total and looked something like this: Bourgas/Sozopol – 2 nights Nessebar – 1 night/2days Varna … Continue reading Bulgaria: A Black Sea Coastal Holiday